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Regeneron starts two trials of two-antibody antiviral cocktail for Covid-19

One of several companies partnered with the federal government to develop treatments for Covid-19 has launched its first clinical trials of an antiviral antibody cocktail. Tarrytown, New York-based Regeneron Pharmaceuticals said Thursday that it had started the first Phase I/II studies combining the monoclonal antibodies REGN10933 and REGN10987 – collectively known as REGN-COV2 – in […]

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Trump Touts ‘Game-Changing’ Drug Cocktail For Coronavirus Linked To Fatal Arrhythmia

President Donald Trump touted a two-drug cocktail Saturday to battle coronavirus. But the medicines together have been linked to cardiac arrhythmia and sudden death. Concerned physicians responded to Trump’s tweet crowing about what could be “one of the biggest game-changers in the history of medicine” with warnings about the serious side effects — and urgent […]

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Phage therapy: ‘Viral cocktail saved my daughter’s life’

An experimental cocktail of viruses has saved the life of a teenager who had a deadly and seemingly untreatable infection. Isabelle’s body was being attacked by bacteria and she was given less than a 1% chance of survival. But doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital attempted an untested “phage therapy”, which uses viruses to infect […]

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Low-Cal Cocktail: Simple Blueberry Summer Cooler

This refresher has 40 fewer calories than a screwdriver thanks to the calorie-free soda water. Ingredients:1 1/2 ounces blueberry-flavored vodka, like Stoli Bluberi1/2 ounce fresh lemon juice1/2 ounce fresh lime juice1 ounce simple syrupAbout 2 ounces soda waterFresh mint sprig for garnish (optional) Directions:1. Place all ingredients except soda water into a cocktail shaker filled […]

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Drug cocktail can 'shrink cancer tumours'

Patients with advanced ovarian or lung cancer could benefit from a new drug combination that might give them more months of life, researchers say. They tested the therapy on 25 women with high-grade serous ovarian cancer and 40 patients with squamous non-small cell lung cancer. The participants had tumours that had spread around their body […]